in rural Hawke's Bay
Central Hawke's Bay is fighting the scourge of homelessness as it faces a relatively new problem for the district - not having enough accommodation.
In the hills behind the state highway, leaving Hastings heading south, Zack Makoare is building his dream - eight houses for his whānau.
To get there he was living on site, roughing it.
"So I came from a house in Hastings, in Flaxmere, to where we lived in a beautiful home to now where we're living in a caravan with an awning and a few cabins and no running real hot water."
The final vision was a papakāinga - Māori houses on ancestral land - on the land of his tīpuna.